SAXS : Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Experiments

Microfluidics is a well-established tool for studying chemical reactions at small time scales (? 100 ms) and with minute amounts of sample (? µL). In particular, the combination of microfluidics and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) probing colloidal sizes and structures is promising to study kinetics of nucleation-growth-aggregation mechanisms.

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[2] A Microfluidic Cell for Studying the Formation of Regenerated Silk by Synchrotron Radiation Small- and Wide-Angle X-Ray Scattering, A. Martel, M. Burghammer, R. Davies, E. DiCola, P. Panine, J. B. Salmon, and C. Riekel. Biomicrofluidics 2, (2008) 24104